The EU's judicial cooperation unit (Eurojust) supports judicial coordination and cooperation between national authorities in combating serious organised crime affecting more than 1 EU country.


  • coordinates investigations and prosecutions involving at least 2 countries
  • resolves conflicts of jurisdiction
  • facilitates the application of European Arrest Warrants and confiscation and freezing orders

To do this, Eurojust

  • holds coordination meetings
  • funds and provides expert input to joint investigation teams (JITs)

Eurojust also hosts the Secretariats of the European Judicial Network, the Joint Investigation Teams Network and the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (Genocide Network).


Eurojust’s policymaking body comprises 1 senior representative from each EU country. These members each run their respective national desk.

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